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ENG, Chester, Boyce: Library Resources

This guide will assist with your research in your English class.

The Librarians are here to help you with your research.  Check out the tools in this Course Guide to get you started.

Using Databases Instead of a Search Engine

Florida State College at Jacksonville


What are scholarly sources?

  • The publication should be a scholarly journal not a newspaper or popular magazine.
  • The authors are scholars or professionals in the field and are normally affiliated with an educational institution or organization.
  • The article should have an abstract, citations and reference list.
  • Look for a phrases like “this study examines…” or “we did research to find…”
  • Articles are lengthy with few pictures.
  • Does not include any advertisements.

Recommended Databases to Start Your Research










Search Tips

Use SIMPLE KEYWORDS in search boxes:

  • child welfare and poverty
  • child development and nutrition
  • infants and trauma
  • kindergarten and exercise
  • child abuse and ptsd

Use LIMITERS to narrow the results.

academic search tips

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